Re: Foredeck dinghy cradle
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As you know all Amels seem to be loaded heavily in the stern, so anything you can find a place for toward the bow is a benefit, and when on a long passage it is nicer to have the sugar scoop free for fun during those moments in the doldrums. As for blocking your forward sight, I spend most of my sailing looking up, out, or down to the electronics or a good book. So I don't see the blocked forward view being an issue.
I have a 54 and just wish I had the ability to put the tender on the foredeck. The rigging on the 54 with the 3 forestays and takes away from the benefit you enjoy with space. You reference the Delos videos, I like the upright positioning for hoisting on and off, I would leave the motor on. Just be sure to pull the drain plug while on deck. My tender has a joker valve as part of the drain plug very convenient.
Enjoy the day and stay safe.
On Sat, Dec 26, 2020 at 6:02 PM Ian Townsend <smlocalola@...> wrote: